Transport World Volume 8

Transport World Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...engineer upon tramway traction, and they have visited the tramway systems in various towns. DUDLEY.--The new Dudley and Stourbridge electric tramways have been inspected by representatives of the Board of Trade, and the full electric service will be commenced about the middle of the current month. The cars are of the four wheel single deck type, and resemble those in use on the North Staffordshire section of the Potteries electric tramways..-n interesting innovation will be the introduction of electric heaters, which have been supplied by Messrs. Bergtheil and Young. The system of fixed stopping places has been adopted. The line is about five miles in length, and is of the 3ft. oin. gauge. The equipment of the power-station comprises three direct-coupled engines and generators, the latter being supplied by the British ThomsonHouston Company. The capacity of the station is 400 horse-power. DUNDEE.--The Dundee tramwa_vs came under municipal control on the 2nd ult., when the lines were first worked by the Corporation. The work of valuing the rolling stock and plant of the Dundee and District Tramway Company is being carried out by the arbiters, Mr. james More, unr., M I.C.E., of Edinburgh, and Mr. john Vaugh, ..M.l.C l-.'., of Bradford, the former representing the Corporation, and the latter the tramway company, the referee being Mr. J. E. Pitcairn, general manager of the Edinburgh and District Tramways Company. A report has been submitted to the Corporation by Mr. Fisher. the tramways manager, in reference to the necessary increase in tramway facilities. The report states that the plant and equipment are totally inadequate to cope with the traffic on the various lines. Vith a view to improve matters, Mr. Fisher suggests that the...show more

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  • Paperback | 434 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 771g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968506
  • 9781236968500